Talkin' Cloud http://talkincloud.com/rss.xml en 7 of the Best Employers for Women Technologists http://talkincloud.com/cloud-companies/7-best-employers-women-technologists <div class="node-body gallery-body">On what would have been American computer scientist Anita Borg’s 68th birthday, Talkin’ Cloud looks at 7 of the best technology companies for women technologists.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-companies/7-best-employers-women-technologists" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-companies/7-best-employers-women-technologists#comments Cloud Companies Cloud Computing Tue, 17 Jan 2017 20:08:00 +0000 60171 at http://talkincloud.com Oracle to Launch Three New Cloud Regions in Next 6 Months http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/oracle-launch-three-new-cloud-regions-next-6-months <div class="node-body article-body"> When they come online by mid-2017, the company will have doubled the reach of its cloud platform in 24 months.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/oracle-launch-three-new-cloud-regions-next-6-months" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/oracle-launch-three-new-cloud-regions-next-6-months#comments Cloud Companies Cloud Computing Tue, 17 Jan 2017 18:44:00 +0000 60161 at http://talkincloud.com How Cloud Marketers Can Learn About Products They Promote http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-sales-strategies/how-cloud-marketers-can-learn-about-products-they-promote <div class="field-deck"> Generalists selling solutions need to know enough so as to speak the language of customers </div> <div class="node-body article-body">To confidently accomplish their goals, marketers must become informed about the products themselves as well as to become trusted advisers to sales.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-sales-strategies/how-cloud-marketers-can-learn-about-products-they-promote" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-sales-strategies/how-cloud-marketers-can-learn-about-products-they-promote#comments Cloud Computing Management Cloud Computing Sales Strategies Tue, 17 Jan 2017 15:11:00 +0000 60151 at http://talkincloud.com The Doyle Report: Is Intermedia the Prototype Cloud Services Channel Company? http://talkincloud.com/cloud-companies/doyle-report-intermedia-prototype-cloud-services-channel-company <div class="field-deck"> With a new sales structure and corporate parent, the Silicon Valley cloud company appears poised for a breakout moment </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Intermedia’s business proposition is pretty straightforward: it offers customers a one-stop shop for cloud-based IT applications. Two-thousand partners are actively selling its services—and more are signing up.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-companies/doyle-report-intermedia-prototype-cloud-services-channel-company" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-companies/doyle-report-intermedia-prototype-cloud-services-channel-company#comments Cloud Companies Tue, 17 Jan 2017 14:34:00 +0000 60141 at http://talkincloud.com To SaaS or Not to SaaS? Here’s What Investors Think http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/saas-or-not-saas-here-s-what-investors-think <div class="node-body article-body">​Moving on-premise software to a software-as-a-service model can have a lot of perks, but how do investors feel about it? </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/saas-or-not-saas-here-s-what-investors-think" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/saas-or-not-saas-here-s-what-investors-think#comments SaaS (Software as a Service) Mon, 16 Jan 2017 20:15:00 +0000 60131 at http://talkincloud.com Salesforce-Owned Quip Acquires Startup to Make Cloud Docs More Exciting http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/salesforce-owned-quip-acquires-startup-make-cloud-docs-more-exciting <div class="node-body article-body">Salesforce's Quip has acquired a San Francisco startup to add visual elements to its cloud-based document sharing service. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/salesforce-owned-quip-acquires-startup-make-cloud-docs-more-exciting" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/salesforce-owned-quip-acquires-startup-make-cloud-docs-more-exciting#comments Cloud Computing SaaS (Software as a Service) Mon, 16 Jan 2017 19:30:00 +0000 60121 at http://talkincloud.com Oracle Opens Israeli Tech Accelerator to Boost Cloud Innovation http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-funding-and-finance/oracle-opens-israeli-tech-accelerator-boost-cloud-innovation <div class="node-body article-body">The opening of the accelerator in Israel follows a launch in Bangalore, India in April 2016. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-funding-and-finance/oracle-opens-israeli-tech-accelerator-boost-cloud-innovation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-funding-and-finance/oracle-opens-israeli-tech-accelerator-boost-cloud-innovation#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Computing Funding and Finance Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:25:00 +0000 60111 at http://talkincloud.com Microsoft’s Nadella Warns Against ‘Hubris’ Amid AI Growth http://talkincloud.com/cloud-companies/microsoft-s-nadella-warns-against-hubris-amid-ai-growth <div class="node-body article-body">Nadella is pushing Microsoft into consumer and industrial applications of software that can make inferences about its environment. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-companies/microsoft-s-nadella-warns-against-hubris-amid-ai-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-companies/microsoft-s-nadella-warns-against-hubris-amid-ai-growth#comments Cloud Companies Cloud Computing Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:15:00 +0000 60101 at http://talkincloud.com Ex-Autonomy CFO Pleads Not Guilty in Case Over HP Buyout http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/ex-autonomy-cfo-pleads-not-guilty-case-over-hp-buyout <div class="node-body article-body">After Sushovan Hussain entered his plea Thursday, the San Francisco federal judge overseeing the case said he wants to move toward a trial without delay. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/ex-autonomy-cfo-pleads-not-guilty-case-over-hp-buyout" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/ex-autonomy-cfo-pleads-not-guilty-case-over-hp-buyout#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Computing Mergers and Acquisitions Fri, 13 Jan 2017 20:01:00 +0000 60091 at http://talkincloud.com Encryption, Authentication, and Yeah, Alligators: Here’s How Google Secures Its Cloud http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-security/encryption-authentication-and-yeah-alligators-here-s-how-google-secures-its <div class="node-body article-body">Data center security measures are built into every single layer of the system. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-security/encryption-authentication-and-yeah-alligators-here-s-how-google-secures-its" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-security/encryption-authentication-and-yeah-alligators-here-s-how-google-secures-its#comments Cloud Companies Cloud Computing Security Fri, 13 Jan 2017 19:49:00 +0000 60081 at http://talkincloud.com Survey: IT Pros Think Microsoft Teams will Overtake Slack in Two Years http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-research/survey-it-pros-think-microsoft-teams-will-overtake-slack-two-years <div class="field-deck"> IT sees chat's importance, concerned about security of other offerings </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Microsoft Teams has been setting itself up for a major fight with Slack, the team chat app that has dubbed itself the fastest-growing enterprise service in history. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-research/survey-it-pros-think-microsoft-teams-will-overtake-slack-two-years" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-research/survey-it-pros-think-microsoft-teams-will-overtake-slack-two-years#comments Cloud Computing Research Cloud Services Fri, 13 Jan 2017 17:37:00 +0000 60071 at http://talkincloud.com The Doyle Report: Five Things That Great Employers Offer http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-management/doyle-report-five-things-great-employers-offer <div class="field-deck"> If you don’t think the latest employment figures have restless employees thinking about their next career move, guess again </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Tips for employers competing in the 2017 IT economy, which may not last forever, but is the reality now. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-management/doyle-report-five-things-great-employers-offer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-management/doyle-report-five-things-great-employers-offer#comments Cloud Computing Management Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:59:00 +0000 60061 at http://talkincloud.com Halogen Software Said to Hire Bankers for Potential Sale http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/halogen-software-said-hire-bankers-potential-sale <div class="node-body article-body">Halogen Software Inc., whose shares have plunged by half since 2013, hired advisers to explore strategic alternatives, including a potential sale</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/halogen-software-said-hire-bankers-potential-sale" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/saas-software-service/halogen-software-said-hire-bankers-potential-sale#comments Cloud Computing and Cloud Services Stocks SaaS (Software as a Service) Fri, 13 Jan 2017 16:29:00 +0000 60051 at http://talkincloud.com AppDynamics Sets IPO Price, But Will Investors be Happy? http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-and-cloud-services-stocks/appdynamics-sets-ipo-price-will-investors-be-happy <div class="node-body article-body">On Thursday, in an updated filing, AppDynamics announced that it will price its IPO between $10 and $12 a share.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-and-cloud-services-stocks/appdynamics-sets-ipo-price-will-investors-be-happy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-and-cloud-services-stocks/appdynamics-sets-ipo-price-will-investors-be-happy#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Computing and Cloud Services Stocks Cloud Services Thu, 12 Jan 2017 21:03:00 +0000 60041 at http://talkincloud.com Why MSPs Need Monitoring, Data Analytics and Log Aggregation http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/why-msps-need-monitoring-data-analytics-and-log-aggregation <div class="node-body article-body">It's easy to think of a managed service as something that includes just implementation and support. But that's a mistake. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/why-msps-need-monitoring-data-analytics-and-log-aggregation" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/why-msps-need-monitoring-data-analytics-and-log-aggregation#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Services Thu, 12 Jan 2017 18:30:00 +0000 60031 at http://talkincloud.com 5 Areas of IT Spending and What They Say About the Market in 2017 http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-research/5-areas-it-spending-and-what-they-say-about-market-2017 <div class="node-body gallery-body">Gartner has released its latest forecast for global IT spending in 2017.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-research/5-areas-it-spending-and-what-they-say-about-market-2017" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-research/5-areas-it-spending-and-what-they-say-about-market-2017#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Computing Research Thu, 12 Jan 2017 18:14:00 +0000 58051 at http://talkincloud.com Amazon to Create More Than 100,000 New Jobs in U.S. in 18 Months http://talkincloud.com/iaas/amazon-create-more-100000-new-jobs-us-18-months <div class="field-deck"> Hiring spree spans fulfillment centers to cloud </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Amazon.com Inc. plans to create more than 100,000 new full-time jobs with benefits</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/iaas/amazon-create-more-100000-new-jobs-us-18-months" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/iaas/amazon-create-more-100000-new-jobs-us-18-months#comments Cloud Companies IaaS Thu, 12 Jan 2017 14:52:00 +0000 60021 at http://talkincloud.com The Linux and Windows Ecosystems are Converging. Here's Why It Matters http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/linux-and-windows-ecosystems-are-converging-heres-why-it-matters <div class="node-body article-body">Linux and Windows are increasingly similar to one another. That means organizations have to embrace them together, rather than thinking of Linux and Windows as an either/or choice. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/linux-and-windows-ecosystems-are-converging-heres-why-it-matters" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/linux-and-windows-ecosystems-are-converging-heres-why-it-matters#comments Cloud Computing Wed, 11 Jan 2017 21:41:00 +0000 60011 at http://talkincloud.com The Doyle Report: The Past, Present and Future of the Channel Explained http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-associations/doyle-report-past-present-and-future-channel-explained <div class="field-deck"> A Penton Newsmaker Q&A with CompTIA CEO Todd Thibodeaux </div> <div class="node-body article-body">In conjunction with CompTIA’s launch into professional career advancement and recruitment this week, I reached out to Thibodeaux for his thoughts on the future of the channel and more. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-associations/doyle-report-past-present-and-future-channel-explained" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-associations/doyle-report-past-present-and-future-channel-explained#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Computing Associations Wed, 11 Jan 2017 19:48:00 +0000 60001 at http://talkincloud.com Managed AWS Cloud 'Fastest Growing Business Rackspace Has Ever Had', President Says http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/managed-aws-cloud-fastest-growing-business-rackspace-has-ever-had-president-says <div class="field-deck"> A veteran with Rackspace, Jeff Cotten has a lot to say about the cloud and where it's going </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Rackspace has named Jeff Cotten president, effective Feb. 1, 2017. Talkin' Cloud had the chance to talk to him about his vision for the company in 2017 and beyond. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/managed-aws-cloud-fastest-growing-business-rackspace-has-ever-had-president-says" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/managed-aws-cloud-fastest-growing-business-rackspace-has-ever-had-president-says#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Services Wed, 11 Jan 2017 18:30:00 +0000 59991 at http://talkincloud.com VCs Raise Most Since Dot-Com Era But Are Slow to Spend It http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-funding-and-finance/vcs-raise-most-dot-com-era-are-slow-spend-it <div class="node-body article-body">The U.S. venture industry raised $41.6 billion last year, the highest since 2001, according to a report from research firm PitchBook Data and the National Venture Capital Association.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-funding-and-finance/vcs-raise-most-dot-com-era-are-slow-spend-it" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-funding-and-finance/vcs-raise-most-dot-com-era-are-slow-spend-it#comments Cloud Computing Funding and Finance Wed, 11 Jan 2017 14:33:00 +0000 59981 at http://talkincloud.com Report: AWS Quietly Acquired Cybersecurity Firm Harvest.ai http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/report-aws-quietly-acquired-cybersecurity-firm-harvestai <div class="node-body article-body">Amazon Web Services (AWS) acquired San Diego-based cybersecurity firm harvest.ai for a reported $19 million.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/report-aws-quietly-acquired-cybersecurity-firm-harvestai" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/report-aws-quietly-acquired-cybersecurity-firm-harvestai#comments Cloud Computing Mergers and Acquisitions Cloud Services Tue, 10 Jan 2017 21:44:00 +0000 59971 at http://talkincloud.com The Doyle Report: 5 Ways to Improve Customer Experiences http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/doyle-report-5-ways-improve-customer-experiences <div class="field-deck"> Retailers, hospitality giants and ride sharing companies have established new customer expectations. Are you doing the same? </div> <div class="node-body article-body">How would you assess the user experience (UX) that you provide customers? Are you dazzling, daring or even data driven? The reason I ask is because the market is evolving.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/doyle-report-5-ways-improve-customer-experiences" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing/doyle-report-5-ways-improve-customer-experiences#comments Cloud Computing Tue, 10 Jan 2017 19:07:00 +0000 59961 at http://talkincloud.com Cloud Funding Roundup: Panzura, Bitglass Raise Capital http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-funding-and-finance/cloud-funding-roundup-panzura-bitglass-raise-capital <div class="node-body article-body">There must be something in the water in Campbell, Calif. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-funding-and-finance/cloud-funding-roundup-panzura-bitglass-raise-capital" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-funding-and-finance/cloud-funding-roundup-panzura-bitglass-raise-capital#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Computing Funding and Finance Tue, 10 Jan 2017 18:05:00 +0000 59951 at http://talkincloud.com Inside Silicon Valley's Struggles to Hire More Women and Minorities http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-management/inside-silicon-valleys-struggles-hire-more-women-and-minorities <div class="node-body article-body">Some companies are embracing affirmative action hiring, even if they are careful to call it something else.​</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-management/inside-silicon-valleys-struggles-hire-more-women-and-minorities" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-management/inside-silicon-valleys-struggles-hire-more-women-and-minorities#comments Cloud Computing Management Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:23:00 +0000 59941 at http://talkincloud.com This Startup Pays Real People to Answer Questions to Build Better AI http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/startup-pays-real-people-answer-questions-build-better-ai <div class="node-body article-body">Mighty AI is adding three new investors as part of a $14 million funding round.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/startup-pays-real-people-answer-questions-build-better-ai" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/startup-pays-real-people-answer-questions-build-better-ai#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Services Tue, 10 Jan 2017 15:09:00 +0000 59931 at http://talkincloud.com As Citrix Summit Kicks Off, New Head of Global Channels Lays Out Strategy for ‘Winning Together’ http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-events/citrix-summit-kicks-new-head-global-channels-lays-out-strategy-winning-togeth <div class="node-body article-body">Craig Stillwell is a 17-year veteran with the company, having previously served as vice president of Citrix’s U.S. commercial business the channel head for Citrix in the Americas.</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-events/citrix-summit-kicks-new-head-global-channels-lays-out-strategy-winning-togeth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-events/citrix-summit-kicks-new-head-global-channels-lays-out-strategy-winning-togeth#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Computing Events Mon, 09 Jan 2017 20:49:00 +0000 59921 at http://talkincloud.com Citrix Acquires Unidesk to Bolster XenApp, XenDesktop http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/citrix-acquires-unidesk-bolster-xenapp-xendesktop <div class="field-deck"> Acquisition among several announcements at Citrix Summit 2017 </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Some of the biggest news so far out of the Citrix Summit this week is an announcement on Monday that Citrix has acquired Unidesk </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/citrix-acquires-unidesk-bolster-xenapp-xendesktop" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-computing-mergers-and-acquisitions/citrix-acquires-unidesk-bolster-xenapp-xendesktop#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Computing Mergers and Acquisitions Cloud Services Mon, 09 Jan 2017 20:34:00 +0000 59911 at http://talkincloud.com IBM Breaks Record in U.S. Patents With Cloud, AI and Health Bets http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/ibm-breaks-record-us-patents-cloud-ai-and-health-bets <div class="node-body article-body">IBM received a record-breaking number of U.S. patents in 2016, topping the list for the 24th consecutive year</div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/ibm-breaks-record-us-patents-cloud-ai-and-health-bets" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/cloud-services/ibm-breaks-record-us-patents-cloud-ai-and-health-bets#comments Cloud Computing Cloud Services Mon, 09 Jan 2017 18:47:00 +0000 59901 at http://talkincloud.com Report: Hyperscale Cloud Vendors in Tight Race to Win Customers http://talkincloud.com/iaas/report-hyperscale-cloud-vendors-tight-race-win-customers <div class="node-body article-body">The new report, released by Clutch, finds customers are comparing more than just price when it comes to selecting a hyperscale cloud vendor. </div> <p><a href="http://talkincloud.com/iaas/report-hyperscale-cloud-vendors-tight-race-win-customers" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://talkincloud.com/iaas/report-hyperscale-cloud-vendors-tight-race-win-customers#comments Cloud Computing IaaS Mon, 09 Jan 2017 17:59:00 +0000 59891 at http://talkincloud.com